Earlier this week, comments made by a developer working for Ubisoft saying they wanted to keep the PC version of The Division “in check” with the console versions, and that “it would be kind of unfair to push [the PC version] so far away from [the console versions],” sparked a controversy among PC gamers, fearful their version would arrive gimped and watered down.

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Ubisoft has since spoken up to stress that the PC version is not being “held back,” with a representative saying:

“It has come to our attention that a comment from one of our team members has been perceived by some members of the community to imply the PC version of The Division was ‘held back’ and this is simply not true. From the beginning, the PC version of The Division was developed from the ground up, and we’re confident players will enjoy the game and the features this version has to offer […] And the feedback from PC players who participated in the recent closed beta supports this.”

The original, unnamed developer still spoke highly of the PC version of the game, saying that he is happy that Ubisoft has had a dedicated team working on the PC version from the start, and that the PC version will have many more customized options than on console.

The Division is scheduled to release on March 8th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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